In last week’s “blogiversary” post, I wrote about doing more regularly scheduled features in the coming year. And while I’ve written – often – about my latest NYC “finds”, the posts themselves have been a bit sporadic. They’ve been some of my very favorites to write, so I’ve decided to turn them into a monthly feature.

“NYC-ETC” is where you’ll find all of my newest discoveries in and around New York, Brooklyn and beyond.

And I’m starting things off with:

dun-well doughnuts

Chelsea’s move toward veganism has been an interesting one, to say the least – that it coincided with my decision to go dairy-free for a month was somewhat karmic. It’s really heightened my awareness and appreciation of chefs who are rising to the occasion by turning out vegan sweet and savory dishes that are every bit as good as their traditional counterparts.

Or in this case, even better.

Dun-well Doughnuts is on the border of Williamsburg and Brunswick, in Brooklyn. It was founded by two college friends –  Dan DUNbar and Christopher HolloWELL – who decided to make the ultimate doughnut, and in the process opened NYC’s first all-vegan doughnut shop. Their mission:

“…to be the premiere vegan doughnut shop on planet Earth and reverently carry on the tradition of doughnut making in a manner that is both innovative and ethical.”

dun-well doughnuts

I  would have said that’s a pretty lofty goal – even for a non-vegan doughnut.

And then I tried one.

dun-well doughnuts

Okay, okay, I tried three.

And I will say – in no uncertain terms – that these are some of the most delicious doughnuts I’ve ever had. Note I did not say the best “vegan” doughnuts. Because you would truly never know the difference.

Chelsea, Noah and I split and shared a few half dozen and brought a bunch home for the guys.

dun-well doughnutsThe shop itself is adorable – cozy and funky, with loads of thoughtful design details. They serve delicious coffee and tea, ice cream, and (are you ready?)

dun-well doughnuts

Yeah – we’ll be coming back this summer for sure.

Maybe sooner. Chelsea does come home for spring break next month – and a vegan’s gotta eat too, you know…….

dun-well doughnuts

Dun-well Doughnuts
222 Montrose Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206



  1. Christa the BabbyMama on February 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I have never been more sad that I don’t live in NYC anymore than I am at this moment.

    • sherisilver on February 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      I’m sorry! 🙁

  2. Megan on February 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Those pictures are torture!!!!

    (but I’m still adding this to my must-see/must-try list for NYC)

    • sherisilver on February 26, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Come on – these are practically health food! 😉

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